Though at an early age I did evil things, those could not be compared to the wickedness I would have done if I had not known the words of God. I believe no one could say he is upright and perfect before he came to know the truth. I, too, had a seed of wickedness. My orientation was in a filthy environment.
I was born in uncertainty, sickly and jaundiced, with a terrible birth defect of the bowels. There was no hope remaining after many operations. I was given to my mother and told I would most likely not survive a few days.